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26 Maximum Identity Flux Cindy Sherman’s retrospective at MoMA probes gender and identity politics from all angles.
32 The Story of British Design A look at the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the ways in which UK artists and designers have produced innovative works.
38 Documenting Quiet Spaces Bryan Schutmaat’s nostalgic American west.
46 Political & Aesthetic Urgency An examination into the diversity and complexity of the tumultuous decade of the 1980s.
52 Reality in Context Reiner Riedler explores definitions of reality.
60 Uncanny & Startlingly Real Lifelike surveys a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations.
66 Juxtaposing Time & Place A showcase of over 100 photographers whose work documents the evolution of photography.
74 A Question of Exposure Tina Chang’s world of fantasy and desire.
82 Visceral Representations Smith and Lyall tells us how they made the Chemical Brothers’ Don’t Think seem so real.
86 Expressive Eccentricity The eccentric and kitsch Alternative Miss World.
90 Intelligent Criticism It’s hated by artists and ridiculed by label owners, so why is Intelligent Dance Music still being used?
92 The Staves Three is a Magic Number.
94 A Return to Childhood Puppet theatre is often associated with children’s theatre but can it connect with an adult audience?
egulars 18 News 24 10 to See 99 Live on Stage 114 Last words with: Shilpa Gupta Reviews 80 Exhibitions 89 DVDs 93 Music 101 Books